Please correct me, if I am wrong.
My assumption is that generally news consumption moves from old-fashioned paper to internet access, which is accompanied by a move to replace stills, which would fit print media by videos, which are supposed to be good enough for the internet.
Actually, they're not, for several reasons:
1. As pj1974 wrote, " it takes me MUCH longer to scan and/or receive information".
2. Search engines can't search anything inside the video, e.g. turn speech into searchable text.
3. It's still clearer to display some stuff in tables, graphs, etc, such as price comparisons.
Also, part of the problem is people expecting information available on the Internet to be free, which makes it hard for newspapers to make money from the information they put on their web site.
My expectation is that the measurement for success at news sites is nowadays how long a consumer actually stays on the site, instead of the quality of reporting and associated images.
No, the measurement for success is profit.
One possible way to make money is to imitate TV, with articles being shot in video and accompanied by ads breaks. For this to work, video would have to be good enough for people to watch till the ad break, stay for the ad, then come for more. That would require, of course, people who can shoot good video.
What has been mentioned in this thread remarkably often is the imposition of a marked political bias in news media, which pretty much alienates me to a lot of information spread by corporations selling news or even worse by government-owned media. The more we know, the more critical we must become towards what is presented as news, which in my humble opinion is at least in part a reason, why this kind of business is on its way to extinction.
I think news can't go extinct. People in general aren't willing to go back to the middle ages, as in settling for news travelling by word of mouth.
A lot of newspapers will go bankrupt, and a few will step up, provide higher quality material (analysis, criticism, balanced view, etc), and make the money.